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Tracing Christianity in early modern Japan

The Marega Collection in the Vatican Library and its Value for International Co-operation - September 12th, 2015 h 14.00-18.00 Sala San Pio X - Via della Conciliazione, 5 Roma

12 September 2015

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Tracing Christianity in early modern Japan+


13:30 Venue opening

14:00 Welcoming addresses

            Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P. (Librarian of the Holy Roman Church)

            Cesare Pasini (Prefect of Vatican Library)

            Tachimoto Narifumi (President of National Institutes for the Humanities of Japan)

            Nagasaki Teruaki (Ambassador of Japan to the Holy See)

            Kudō Toshiaki (Superintendent of Ōita Prefectural Board of Education)


14:15 Opening remarks

            Ohtomo Kazuo (National Institute of Japanese Literature)


14:30  Ōhashi Yukihiro (Waseda University, Tokyo)

Christianity in Japan from the 16th to the 19th Century: acceptance, prohibition, concealment.


15:15  Satō Akihiro (Ōita PrefectureAncient Sages Historical Archives)

The Prhohibition of Christianity in the Burgo Region and Social Control.


16:00  Silvio Vita (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)

Behind the Documents: Mario Marega’s activities in Japan and the Formation of his Collection.


16:30  Angela Nuñez Gaitan (Vatican Library)

Management and Conservation Work on the Japanese Documents in the Marenga Collection:Joint Surveys and Technical Exchanges with Japanese Institutions.


17:00 General discussion

            Marco Del Bene (Sapienza Università di Roma)

            Iguchi Kazuki (Advisor General, Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives)

            Kawamura Shinzō  (Sofia University, Tokyo)

            Delio Proverbio (Vatican Library)


18:00   Closing addresses

            Imanishi Yūichirō (Director-General of the National Institute of Japanese Literature)